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CSUSB professor comments on police departments declining to report hate crimes
March 19, 2022

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. Submitting hate crime data is voluntary, and some cities, including Los Angeles and New York, have improved their reporting, Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino told Axios.

But the disparity in reporting makes it appear that Los Angeles is a city filled with hate crimes while Miami is safe from hate, Levin said: "Go ask a gay person in Miami if they think that's true.

Read the complete article at “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes.”

CSUSB professor explains what happens when jurisdictions don’t report hate crimes
KCBS Radio (San Francisco)
March 21, 2022

Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed about the rising number of police department declining to share hate crime statistics with the FBI. Some of the nation’s largest cities, such as Miami, Orlando and Anaheim, for example, don’t report such statistics. Of those reporting, such as San Francisco, San Jose and New York City, they are showing increases in hate crimes over last year’s numbers.

“Then when you get other lower reporting, smaller, or non-reporting cities, it’s going to diminish the increase, because you get all these zero, zero, zeroes,” Levin said. With jurisdictions not reporting hate crimes, it could create a chilling affect that further depresses reporting.

Listen to the report at “08:42 KCBS-AM (Radio).”

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